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Bennett Place

4.7

4409 Bennett Memorial Rd
Durham, NC 27705
Phone: (919) 383-4345
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Photo of Denise Gorlin Denise Gorlin
Oct 5, 2019 5

Fantastic history. We took the tour and the guide was knowledgeable and a fantastic speaker. The staff created us immediately and answered our questions about preserving historical items I highly recommend a stop at Bennett Place

Photo of Dawn Tisdale Smith Dawn Tisdale Smith
Oct 20, 2019 5

If you love history, this little site is a must. The young man on staff, sorry can't remember his name, was very informative. They have a tour for a small fee or you can just walk around on your own. This one place not to miss.

Photo of George Carrick George Carrick
Sep 7, 2019 5

Great little piece of history. Place where General's Sherman and Johnston signed surrender terms. The Bennett's lost 2 sons and a Duke son in law during the war. The buildings are not open, but you are able to look into open windows. The movie and museum is pretty cool as well.

Photo of Brandy Lemen Brandy Lemen
Dec 14, 2019 5

Always enjoy Bennett Place. We especially enjoy the special events with hands-on activities. Be sure to dress for the weather and be aware it can be very muddy.

Photo of Diane Wickles Diane Wickles
Dec 29, 2019 5

This is a beautiful park with great historic value. The museum and gift shop are great and informative. Unfortunately, the day we went (12/28), there was no one to give the tours but we enjoyed walking around on our own.

Photo of A Law A Law
Jan 30, 2020 5

Great place for history lovers. See the film. Nice shop. Wonderful Christmas program! The best thing we did this Christmas season.

Photo of Rob Huele Rob Huele
Feb 9, 2020 4

The place is interesting a mark in history I'm originally from the North so it was interesting to chat with the staff that runs the show there. Lots of smart people that have a lot of insights. Me and my friend Ron walked around and checked everything out and its authenticity even though it's not original is pretty fun. They were able to get some really old buildings Over the decades to put in place of the ones that either deteriorated or burned down. I do recommend going on a Sunny dry day bring a picnic lunch and chill out under the trees the whole thing is pretty Level terrain .. I would say the places very interesting. Enjoy, namaste Rob

Photo of Elisa Brienza Elisa Brienza
Feb 1, 2020 5

Hidden gem of a historical site in North Carolina. Informative video, cool monument, and great gift shop. So glad we decided to go.

Photo of Tony Miehle Tony Miehle
Jun 15, 2019 4

Traveling for business, I try to see local sights at the same time. I didn't even know this place existed until my girlfriend pointed it out. I wish we had more time to explore the site, but we were fortunate in that the house and other buildings were open. Well worth the visit, especially if you're a history buff

Photo of Nathaniel Abbott Nathaniel Abbott
Jun 18, 2019 5

Knowledgeable staff and friendly. Did a self-guided tour due to time and enjoyed looking at the history. Highly recommend the audio tour or tour guide, as there's a ton of information to hear.

Photo of Rob Chaloupecky Rob Chaloupecky
Mar 18, 2019 4

Nice exhibits and very interesting film. Very friendly and informative staff. I knew about Appomattox but this place seems to be less famous. The actual building that Sherman and Johnston met is not the original due to a fire (and I couldn't go inside) but it was overall a fun visit.

Photo of Paul Gee Paul Gee
Jun 8, 2019 5

To easy to just dive by this place, but I'm so glad we stopped. Free guided tour was fantastic

Photo of Sue Powers Sue Powers
Mar 11, 2019 4

Very interesting new information about the end of the civil war. I had no idea Johnson and Sherman ended up being lifelong friends. The video is a must see to put this place in proper historic perspective. The grounds are small, so this is a quick tour.

Photo of ry An ry An
Jul 1, 2019 5

Cool location that geocaching brought me to. I wouldn't have come otherwise. It was cool to learn the history of the place. A quick in and out, maybe next time I will have time for the store.

Photo of Lisbeth Bermudez Lisbeth Bermudez
Jun 26, 2019 5

Is an incredibly experience to be on your feet right in the place of History! Excellent place to learn.

Photo of Elle Gilmore Elle Gilmore
Aug 10, 2019 5

Great knowledgeable staff! They have great knowledge to share about Sherman and the conferences. The kitchen was my favorite building since you can go in an experience the kitchen without ropes! The fireplaces on the site are original and amazing. Well worth a visit!

Photo of Bonnie Robinson Bonnie Robinson
Aug 10, 2019 5

This is a small but incredible piece of Civil War history. For a suggested donation of $2-3/person and flat walking paths, it's a very accessible site to visit. It's not often you get to walk the same path General Sherman took to surrender. I definitely recommend this quick stop while traveling through Durham

Photo of Daniel Simmons Daniel Simmons
Aug 17, 2019 5

The visitors center, and outbuildings are great. The visitors center showcases several artifacts from the Civil War Era. My only complaint is that the visitors center does not have any merchandise featuring the Confederate 2nd National, 3rd National, nor the Confederate Battle Flags. This, in my opinion is unacceptable from a State Historic Site of its nature that should be shining the history of The Confederate States in an equal light as it does the United States. History should never be shared in a Politically Correct way!

Photo of willy whisman willy whisman
Jul 30, 2019 5

Such a great historical place. Plenty of parking and you can tour at your own pace. Was amazed being here where this event took place.